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  Tom Cameron,DMV Nature’s Logic puts Montmorillonite clay in their pet foods! Dirt in our pet’s food? They must have some good reasons, right? Absolutely - both current science and history provide many. The practice of eating clay is called geophagia (geo - earth, phagia - to eat). Scientists have found over 200 species of animals who regularly eat specific types of clay. Records show humans have practiced geophagia since Hippocrates (460 B.C.). There are many types of clays, depending upon region. Made from volcanic ash, Montmorillonite clay is from the Montmorillon region of France. Bentonite clay is from Benton,...

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As temperatures begin to flare above 90 degrees with high humidity, don’t forget about caring for your flock. An important requirement for raising poultry is maintaining a cool environment for them to produce and thrive. Chickens like humans also need hydration and shaded areas to feel comfortable in the heat. Without proper care, raising poultry will not be sustainable as your flock can suffer from heat stroke, appetite loss, and fewer eggs produced. An unhealthy bird is not good for anyone. Follow these hot weather tips for raising poultry and adopt practices every sustainable raiser can benefit from. For starters,...

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The pool is a great place for your family and pets to spend their summers. It’s the perfect solution to cooling down, soaking up some sun, and having lots of fun. However, like with small children, your dog can potentially be at risk of getting hurt if not properly supervised. Not all dogs are great swimmers and not all pools are considered dog friendly. Rule number one for pet pool safety is to never leave your pet unattended around a pool. This has the potential to be a very dangerous situation. If you are aware that your dog is not...

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